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    What are the best firewalls available?

    I currently have windows XP's firewall.

    ANy suggestions?

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    Kerio is decent, but I would recommend getting ZoneAlarm. Its pretty much the best. My Dad's PC has the Pro version and its an exetremly bad hassle for even a technicly minded person. Or mabye it was just me... I would recommend getting the free version. Norton's probably wouldnt be bad either.

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    Originally posted by TheMan1891@28 February 2003 - 00:39
    Kerio is decent, but I would recommend getting ZoneAlarm. Its pretty much the best. My Dad's PC has the Pro version and its an exetremly bad hassle for even a technicly minded person. Or mabye it was just me... I would recommend getting the free version. Norton's probably wouldnt be bad either.
    Thank you for your advice, I will download ZoneAlarm Pro, just to check it out.

    All I want is a set it and forget it type firewall. I don't want to worry about setting things and allowing things all of the time.

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    I like Sygate Personal Firewall. It's small, simple, and free. It also needs very little system resources.

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    If i were you i would definately get BlackIce. It is the best out of all of them and provides the most protection form hackers. I heard form friends that Zone Alarm sux and is very easy for hackers to get through. Has a lot of holes and really doesn't. If a hacker desides to hack your comp zone alarm pro won't block him. Also zone alarm pro fu**ks up a lot. I thought norton was good and it very easy. Go with BlackIce if you want protection.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Zone Alarm is the best firewall, as long as you configure it right. Norton is not as good as you think for a firewall.

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    Sygate is my fav too. It has a handy speedometer, and shows WHICH ports are being used by WHICH programs. I've used Tiny Personal, Z. Alarm, and Sygate. Sygate is by far the best. Z. Alarm is too much of a hassle. It comes down to personal preference though. All firewalls work good. Last time I used BlackIce (2 years ago), it was the worst piece of crap I ever saw. It might have changed sice then, but I don't know.

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    I think Tiny is the best, closely followed by Sygate.

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    Aren't you missing out the best?

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    smoothwall is a top notch firewall if you have a spare pc laying about.

    outpost is also pretty good. outpost

    but you can normally stick with anyone you like they all do roughly the same job. none of the software based ones are very secure. they are more of a deterant really.

    just like if you have a steering lock on your car it is not much more secure coz they are easy to get off but it is enough to put off a car thief since it is extra hassel.

    It is the same with these firewalls except they put off script kiddies.

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